Sue McMullen’s training programs are individualized for you, your dog and your goals. Our priority is to help you develop a relationship with your dog based on trust and respect that lasts a lifetime. As a Behaviour Therapist, Sue helps you to understand your dog from a dog’s point of view. You will learn how to communicate more effectively with your dog for quicker results.
Positive training techniques are taught for shaping great behavior, teaching obedience skills and addressing behavior problems. Classes are kept small in order to ensure personalized attention and dogs are motivated to learn in a fun and supportive environment. Private training is also available.
Sue is a born animal lover. By the age of twelve she was already an accomplished equestrian rider. In university she studied animal behaviour. She founded Canine Academy in 2001 and it has grown every year since. Sue prides herself in her unique ability to communicate with both owners and their dogs in developing strong relationships. Her expertise is now in high demand. She lectures regularly at Sheridan College and is a mentor/ trainer for the Animal Behaviour College of America. A born teacher, Sue now offers a Certified Trainer Program for those who share her passion to work with dogs. She lives with her daughter Maddy and shares her farm with 4 dogs, 1 cat, 2 pigs, 5 horses and one very special donkey. For more info email Sue McMullen at email@example.com
Carla has been a trainer at Canine Academy since 2004. She is passionate about helping owners tap into their relationship with their canine family member using positive training methods. Carla has been involved in dog sports and dog training for over 20 years. She has titled dogs in Formal Obedience, Rally Obedience, Agility and Confirmation. She is owned by 2 Belgian Shepherds and a Pug.
Certified Sport Detection Judge, executive board member SDDA Award winning author, lecturer, workshops & mentor Co-founder / VP of Doggone Safe Inc., Co-founder/creator, Doggone Crazy! See full bio at www.nobiteme.com
Judy has been an instructor with Canine Academy since Feb 2011 when she graduated from Canine Academy's "Train the Trainer" program, and has since obtained her Canine First Aid Certificate. Judy has been an active foster and volunteer with Grand River All Breed Animal Rescue since 2009 where she helps to educate owners and rehabilitate troubled pets.
Melissa Ruf joined the Canine Academy team in 2009 and brings with her a passion for working to create a positive relationship between people and their dogs. She shares her life with her Boxer, Cavalier and Shih Tzu X Poodle and loves to spend her time enjoying the outdoors with her canine crew.Favourite dog sport Skijoring with her Boxer.
Our new facility is nestled on a 14 acre property with breathtaking views of the escarpment. We offer both indoor and outdoor training facilities. The lighting, acoustics and non-slip flooring in our new 2,500 square foot indoor facility was designed with you and your dog in mind. Our huge outdoor training area is fully fenced for safety and lighting for night time training under the stars. We have ample parking, washroom facilities, a kitchen and a sitting area with a warm fireplace.
The level one program is designed to help your dog become a well mannered canine companion both in and outside of the home. We achieve this by teaching basic obedience to you and your dog.
Classes run weekly and are one hour in length. In order to ensure personalized attention, classes are purposely kept small. There is additional time after class to discuss training concerns and answer any questions.
Goals upon completion of level one are:
•To greet people and dogs appropriately.
•Come when called under various distractions.
•To ignore objects upon command.
•Maintain a stay in the sit and down position.
• Loose leash walking.
Level 2 and 3 build on the foundation work from the level one program to an intermediate and advanced level. These skills include;
• A further understanding of hand signals.
• Better communication and focus between dog and owner.
• Distance recalls with finishes under greater distractions.
• Loose leash walking and formal heeling.
•An introduction to canine dog sports (fun agility).
We offer private lessons for owners who prefer one-on-one attention. Private lessons are available at the academy or in your own home.
Agility classes are designed to promote a fun and enjoyable environment for you and your family companion. It’s a great way to physically and mentally exercise yourself and your dog.
Rally obedience is a new sport which combines aspects of obedience and agility. Owners and dogs perform obedience skills set out on a mapped course.
Sporting detection is the fun version of scent detection. It allows your dog to use its natural ability to discriminate odours in the environment.
Have you ever thought of dancing with your dog? If you have then freestyle is for you! This sport is a mixture of tricks, obedience training and dance that allows for creativity between you and your dog.
If your dog is exhibiting unwanted behaviour, we can help. We offer private Behaviour Consultations to treat any behaviour problem.
Canine Academy offers a Certified Dog Trainer Program. This program combines theory with hands on experience at Canine Academy.
We Offer Classes Weekday Evenings and Saturdays All Year Round!
Call today to book your class at 905-854-1292 | 519-830-3354.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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